Sixteen U-M Student-Athletes Named NSCA Athletes of the Year
Master of Education in Sports and Recreation Administration, 2001, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, 1997, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Registered S&C Coach w/Distinction (NSCA, 3/10-present)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA, 1997-present)
Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (UKSCA, 5/07-present)
Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCA, 2001-present)
USA Weightlifting Senior Level Coach Certified (USAW, 2003-present)
USA Wrestling Bronze Level Coach (USA Wrestling, 3/09-present)
USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach (USATF, 2004-present)
Functional Movement Systems Certified (FMS, 2013)
CPR/AED (American Red Cross, 2013)
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2012 University of Michigan Inaugural Leaders & Best Award Winner - Maize & Blue Driving Change Award
2011 NSCA Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year
NSCA Certificate of Appreciation - Certification Committee Member (2012 & 2013)
NSCA Certificate of Appreciation - College Strength Coach Special Interest Group Chair (2012 & 2013)
NSCA Certificate of Appreciation - Weightlifting Special Interest Group Executive Member (2007-2010)
United States Olympic Committee Gold Medal Award - Outstanding Contribution (2008)
United States Olympic Committee Certificate of Appreciation - Beijing Olympic Games (2008)
Favre MW and Peterson MD. (2012) Teaching the First Pull. Strength and Cond J. National Strength and Conditioning Association, 34-6: 77-81.
Favre, M (2009) Module 8: Strength & Conditioning, Coach Identification & Development Program Level 2: Developing Taekwondo Coaches and Athletes, USA Taekwondo, 1st Edition: 80-90.
Peterson, MD, Dodd, DJ, Alvar, BA, Rhea, MR, and Favre, M. (2008) Undulation training for development of hierarchical fitness and improved firefighter job performance, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 22(5): 1683-1695.
Favre, M., Moore C. (2007) Point/Counterpoint Column: Powerlifting vs. Weightlifting for Athletic Performance, Strength & Conditioning J, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 29-5: 55-57.
Favre, M. (2006) Executing the 1st Pull, Weightlifting USA Magazine, 25(1): 51-53.
Favre, M. (2005) Perspectives on Plyometrics, UK Strength & Conditioning Association, 2: 15-16.
Favre, M. (2005) Perspectives on Static Stretching, UK Strength & Conditioning Association, 1: 4-5.
Favre, M. (2005) Great Lifts, Olympic Coach Magazine.
Brewer, C., Favre, M., & Low, L. (2005) Weight Lifting for Sports Specific Benefits, sportEX dynamics (UK), 3: 13-17
Favre, M. (2005) Power into Excellence: The Weightlifters Approach to Training the Pull, Pure Power Magazine.
2013 NSCA National Conference, Becoming a College S&C Coach (7/2013)
2013 NSCA Coaches Conference, Folk-style Wrestling and Preparing for Your Next Job (1/2013)
7th Annual Coaches & Sport Science College, ETSU, Field-based Agility (12/2012)
1st Annual Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Strength & Conditioning Clinic, S&C for volleyball & wrestling (6/2012)
Chinese National Judo and Wrestling Coaches' Symposium, S&C for Judo & Wrestling (4/2012)
5th Annual Coaches & Sport Science College, ETSU, S&C for Wrestling (12/2010)
Michigan State Wrestling Coaches Association Conference, Year-round Programming (11/10)
6th Annual UKSCA International Conference, S&C for Grappling Sports (6/2010)
4th Annual Coaches & Sport Science College, ETSU, Jump Training (12/2009)
National Wrestling Federation of Turkey, National Coaches Symposium, Keynote Speaker (10/09)
USA Taekwondo Level 2 Coaches Course, Module 8: Periodization (6/09)
NSCA Minnesota State S&C Conference, Keynote Speaker (5/09)
International Coaches Education Certification Program, USOC, periodization & planning (10/08)
7th Annual Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Strength & Conditioning Clinic, Keynote Speaker, Sioux Falls, SD (4/2008)
USA Figure Skating, practical workshop covering various aspects of strength & conditioning (4/07, 5/07,6/07)
USA Badminton, practical workshop covering strength & conditioning (10/06)
USAW Senior Coach Course, Assistant instructor for course (8/05, 2/06)
USAW Sports Performance Coach Course, Instructor for course (6/05, 9/05, 11/05, 05/06, 11/06, 4/07, 7/07, 11/07, 1/08, 6/08)
USAW Club Coach Course, Assistant instructor for level 1 weightlifting course (5/05, 5/06)
USOC Coaches College, annual planning & testing (4/05, 04/07)
USA Wrestling, practical workshop covering sport specific strength & conditioning (9/04,4/05,7/05, 7/06, 10/07, 10/08, 3/09)
USA Cycling, practical workshop covering strength & conditioning (2/05, 10/05, 3/06, 5/06)
USA Judo, practical workshop covering sport specific strength & conditioning (2/05)
USA Triathlon, practical workshop covering strength & conditioning, co-presented with Dr. Michael H. Stone (12/04)
USA Water Polo, practical workshop covering sport specific strength & conditioning (8/04)
USA Shooting, theoretical & practical workshop covering strength & conditioning (6/04)
Sport Scotland Strength & Conditioning CPD Workshops, practical workshop covering the power clean and back squat, and update on research presented at recent USA Weightlifting conference at the USOTC. (2003)
Sport Scotland 3rd Annual Strength Symposium, delivered presentation on 1st Pull of Clean/Snatch. (2003)
Sport Scotland 2nd Annual Strength Symposium, held question and answer session on lifting technique. (2002)
Glasgow City Youth Football (Soccer) Council, designed and delivered workshop on dynamic warm-up. Included practical session with youth football (soccer) players. (2002)
The West of Scotland Institute of Sport Youth Swim Camp, designed and delivered a dynamic warm-up, full-body strength and conditioning exercise routine and cool-down stretch for institute-selected youth swimmers. (2002)
Temple University Youth Football Camp, assisted with physical performance tests, warm-up and stretch for 400 camp attendees, Philadelphia, PA. (2000 & 2001)
High Desert Maverick Youth Baseball Camp, assisted with camp operations and base running techniques; developed and supervised baseball conditioning drills, Adelanto, CA. (1998)
Leroy Smith Youth Wrestling Camp, assisted with camp weightlifting sessions, Tempe, AZ. (1997)
National Strength and Conditioning Association- Arizona State Clinic, delivered seminar on Arizona State University football plyometric program, Tempe, AZ. (1997)
Japanese Institute of Sports and Exercise Management, assisted in delivering a seminar on speed, power, agility, and strength development, Tempe, AZ. (1996 & 1997)
Mike Favre (pronounced FAV-or), the 2011 NSCA College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, is in his fifth year as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Michigan, where he oversees the strength and conditioning services for 30 varsity teams. Favre manages a staff of seven full-time coaches, three graduate assistant coaches, two professional interns and 4-6 volunteer interns per semester. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for volleyball, women's soccer and wrestling. In addition, Favre was awarded the inaugural Maize and Blue Driving Change award by the University of Michigan Athletic Department in 2012.
Favre joined the Wolverines after spending five-plus years as strength and conditioning coach at the United States Olympic Committee Sports Performance Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was the head strength and conditioning coach for the national Greco-roman wrestling, men's and women's freestyle wrestling squads and select taekwondo and fencing athletes with the USOC. During his tenure, he worked with eight Olympic medalists and five World Championship medalists along with the historic 2007 world champion Greco-Roman wrestling team.
Prior to joining the U.S. Olympic staff, Favre spent two and a half years as the lead strength and conditioning coach for The Scottish Institute of Sport (Nov. 2001-March 2004). He worked with athletes in judo, track and field, rugby, swimming, field hockey, taekwondo, curling, badminton, skeleton bobsled, skiing and tennis while in the West of Scotland.
Favre was the head strength and conditioning coach at La Salle University from December 1999 through January 2001. He was in charge of implementing programs for the football, baseball, softball, volleyball, women's basketball, women's soccer, women's lacrosse and field hockey teams. Concurrent to his stint with the Explorers, Favre worked in the Philadelphia area at Temple University for two years. He was a full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach during the 2000-01 academic year after serving as a graduate assistant during the 1999-2000 school year. He coordinated the strength and conditioning program for the baseball, men's basketball, men's and women's soccer, field hockey and men's and women's rowing programs. He also assisted with the football team, women's basketball and women's volleyball teams. During his tenure, Favre worked with the men's basketball team that made it to the Elite 8 of the 2001 NCAA Basketball Tournament and the 2001 Atlantic-10 Conference Champion baseball team.
Favre spent seven months as the strength and conditioning coach for the High Desert Mavericks, a Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 1998 season. He also worked with the Major League organization as an intern during spring training. Prior to his position with the Diamondbacks, Favre was an undergraduate and graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Arizona State University (1996-98), working with the football (1996 Pac-10 champions, 1997 Rose Bowl, 1997 Sun Bowl), baseball, softball, tennis, track and field, soccer, basketball, swimming, golf and wrestling teams.
Favre was an infantry soldier with the United States Army from August 1989 to February 1992, where he served in combat operations during Operation Desert Storm. In addition, Favre also served in the Colorado Army National Guard from 2005-07.
In addition to his current duties, Favre is also involved with several national governing bodies, to include: National Strength & Conditioning Association - Certification Committee, Advisory Committee for Military Fitness Readiness, CSCS Exam Development Committee, Coaching Performance Advisory Board, Chair of Collegiate Strength Coach's Special Interest Group, along with the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association - Certification Assessor and Member of Editorial Panel. He regularly presents on sports performance related topics at both the national and international levels. Favre has also been published in numerous journals, magazines and newspapers.
Favre and his wife, Bridget, have two children, Lindsay and Liam.
SPORT ASSIGNMENTS: Wrestling, Volleyball, Women's Soccer